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Apple iPad 4 (4G 128GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 4 vs Apple iPad Air 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)01Point
Apple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

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11PointsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Compare Apple iPad 4 X
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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33 Common items in both devices
128GB (122GB available) / 128GB (117GB available)
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
1536x2048 pixels
264 PPI
9.7"
Only digital zoom
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModeliPad 4 (4G 128GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesiPad 4 A1459 (4G LTE), iPad 4 A1460 (CDMA)iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateNovember, 2012October, 2014
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight662 grams (23.17 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemiOS 6.0iOS 8.0
Firmware updateiOS 10iPadOS 13
HardwareApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A6X APL5598 (32nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Dual-Core Apple Swift1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX554 MP4PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (122GB available)128GB (117GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1460 version: CDMA 800/1900/2100CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1459 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

A1460 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3

A1459 version:
LTE (Bands 4, 17)

A1460 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad 4 (4G 128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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